For Mia Morris, charitable giving is all about CSR – community social responsibility.
Mia Morris, a British-born community activist and philanthropist, is the director of Well Placed Consultancy and a project worker for Sound Minds.
Mia’s activism is aimed particularly at the disparity in gender and race. She is the founder of two hugely successful activism websites— Black History Month and Women’s History Month. In 2015, she was awarded her OBE for her work in establishing black history month in the UK.
Born of Grenadian parents, she puts her philanthropic activities down to being deeply rooted within the community of people who arrived in the UK from the West Indies on the SS Empire Windrush and had “to fashion a life out of nothing,” giving each other support with “good grace” and encouragement.
“My motivation to give comes from my favourite quote from American Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks: ‘We are each other’s harvest, we are each other’s business, and we are each other’s magnitude and bond’,” she explained.Tags: Activism, Diversity and Inclusion, Government and Politics, philanthropy, United Kingdom